Grand Trunk Pub
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Taps: 19 / Bottles: 57
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by uno99:
4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Suprised to see I've never reviewed this place! Its been a staple visit on every Detroit trip.
A: As others have mentioned in more detail, this is an old train ticket booth. Its really long and narrow. the archetecure is fantastic. Recently there has been an expansion and takeover of the place next door, so there is a lot more room now. Pool tables upstairs, which is a cool place to chill out and overlook the rest of the bar.
Q: The beer is always fresh local selections. You'll only find high quality brews here from Bells, Founders, Kuhnehen, etc
S: The bartenders and wait staff are all exceptional. Very friendly and knowlegeable about beer.
S: Bottle selection is a mystery to me, but they do have most regular Jolly Pumpkin selections. The tap/cask list is why I love this place. Always rotating, always somthing intresting.
F: Food is exceptional and comes out hot and fast. The ruben sandwich is a particular favoirite of mine.
05-21-2011 14:38:48 | More by uno99
More User Reviews:
3.44/5 rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
The wife and I were spending the night at a hotel in downtown Detroit- lovely, expansive views of the river and Canada. I didn’t want to stay inside so I walked over to Grand Trunk, nearby on Woodward Avenue.
It is an old, narrow pub. Worn-out and tight, there is very little space between the bar and the tables behind. The atmosphere struck me as average-lousy, with either corporate types or ghetto/white trash folks drinking cranberry-vodkas and shots of cheap liquor. Service was indifferent at best.
They serve All-Michigan beers, and according to their website they sell beer and wine to go at competitive prices. They say they have 170 bottles, although I didn’t see a menu for them.
The 23 taps include stuff from Bell’s, Arcadia, Dark Horse, New Holland, Jolly Pumpkin, Short’s, MillKing It and more.
Grand Trunk has the potential to be a cool joint, and I love their craft- and Michigan-focus, but as it is I am not enticed to come back.
07-20-2014 20:29:59 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.34/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
24 taps of all Michigan beers, occasional tap takeovers from different brewers. Can't beat being in an old train ticket officer with plaster vaulted ceilings!
Service can be great sometimes, other times just good. Large menu of food available, with many daily specials.
Beer prices are okay, about on par for microbrews.
Crowd can be a great bunch of Detroiters, or can be the awful ignorant Quicken faux-Detroit boosters.
02-18-2014 23:27:28 | More by importedfromdet
Grand Trunk Pub in Detroit, MI
91 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.